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comet2k
09-27-2008, 10:33 PM
... the Sox are 32-33. They were 54-41 before the break, fourth best in the AL. Their record after the break tied them for eighth best with the Royals. The Twins aren't much better at 34-32, but the Indians have gone 40-27, third best in the AL, three games behind the Angels and one behind the Rays. Maybe this is a preview of next year.

Injuries certainly hurt the Sox in the second half, but the bullpen has imploded lately, reminiscent of last year. Are they worn out or were they just pitching above their natural level earlier in the season?

DSpivack
09-27-2008, 10:34 PM
The division is just mediocre.

WhiteSox5187
09-27-2008, 10:36 PM
I think some guys have pitched a bit better than they were earlier, other guys just got hurt and never really recovered. I think we're in OK shape for next year with some minor moves.

TDog
09-27-2008, 10:38 PM
... the Sox are 32-33. They were 54-41 before the break, fourth best in the AL. Their record after the break tied them for eighth best with the Royals. The Twins aren't much better at 34-32, but the Indians have gone 40-27, third best in the AL, three games behind the Angels and one behind the Rays. Maybe this is a preview of next year.

Injuries certainly hurt the Sox in the second half, but the bullpen has imploded lately, reminiscent of last year. Are they worn out or were they just pitching above their natural level earlier in the season?

Injuries had an impact on the failures of the bullpen. For that matter, the bullpen limped into the All-Star break.

Of course, if you go back and rewatch the All-Star Game, you'll see the Sox represented by a couple of players that you haven't seen play for the Whtie Sox for quite some time.

EuroSox35
09-27-2008, 10:57 PM
This has been a disturbing trend every year since Ozzie took over

SBSoxFan
09-28-2008, 06:29 AM
... the Sox are 32-33. They were 54-41 before the break, fourth best in the AL. Their record after the break tied them for eighth best with the Royals. The Twins aren't much better at 34-32, but the Indians have gone 40-27, third best in the AL, three games behind the Angels and one behind the Rays. Maybe this is a preview of next year.

Injuries certainly hurt the Sox in the second half, but the bullpen has imploded lately, reminiscent of last year. Are they worn out or were they just pitching above their natural level earlier in the season?

People thought last year was a preview of this year. :redneck Meanwhile, Cleveland is going to finish 500; Detroit might finish in last place; and a team that lost an all-star CF and all-star starting pitcher are battling with a team that lost 90 games last year for the central division crown.

Every year has one thing in common --- they're all different.